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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .33 Regulation No. 33. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the behaviour of the structure of the impacted vehicle in a head-on collision
1 July 1975
Entry into force
:
1 July 1975, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 July 1975, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 20
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 973, p. 258 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.32 and Corr.1. (English only), Corr.2 (French only) and Corr. 3 (Russian only); and depositary notification C.N.368.1999.TREATIES-1 of 17 May 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP/29/647 (supplement 1 to the orignal); C.N.1171.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/117 (supplement 2 to the original) and C.N.689.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.556.2009.TREATIES-1 of 17 September 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/53 and Corr.1 (modifications).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 33 2
Participant 3
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
17 Aug 1982
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993
Denmark
19 Sep 1979
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Finland
15 Dec 1977
France
12 Jul 1978
Hungary
 9 Jul 1997
Italy
 2 Sep 1976
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Aug 1985
Netherlands
22 Apr 1985
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
 2 Oct 2001
Romania
 6 Apr 1981
Russian Federation
[19 Dec 1986 ]
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993
Sweden 5
 1 Jul 1975
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
Turkey
 8 May 2000
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 1 Jul 1975
End Note
1.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as up-dated annually.
2.For technical reasons and in order to align this chapter with all others in the publication, the date indicated is no longer the date of effect of the regulation for the Contracting Party, but the date of receipt of the notification of application by the Secretary-General.
3.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 33 as from 28 June 1981.

With regard to the above, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in a communication received on 14 January 1991, informed the Secretary-General,  inter alia , of the following:

- [Regulation No. 33  which was] applied by the German Democratic Republic but not by the Federal Republic of Germany [is] not to be applied in the future...

The notification further states that it “. . . does not constitute a general statement of position by the Federal Republic of Germany on the question of state succession in relation to treaties.”

See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

4.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 33 as from 17 September 1976. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).